First off, congratulations to Curt. It was announced a couple of days ago that Gogol and the Sharks came to terms on an entry level contract.
The 19 year old was an invite to Sharks camp and had the chance to play in three pre-exhibition games for San Jose. The Sharks obviously liked what they saw out of the gritty Gogol after he registered 18 penalty minutes in those 3 games.
He has since returned to Saskatoon and actually practiced with the team yesterday. The season opens up in 2 days, and it will be nice to see him back in the lineup for opening night.
The Blades have looked good in the pre-season this year, but have definitely lacked that toughness that Gogol brings into every game. In fact, last year he had 149 penalty minutes in only 43 games, split between Saskatoon and Kelowna.